I was building new landing page for my 3rd iteration on an idea that I had been thinking about and working on for months. I hadn't really gotten any traction.
Publishing it, I got a sign-up, then another, then another!
At this point, I said to myself... well this is interesting.
I kept going.
(6 years later this list grew to over 500,000)
I was emailing out the first version of my new product, and I was nervous.
I'd drawn a line in the sand, I needed 500 people to purchase, or I wouldn't be able to turn this into a business.
I sent out the offer, and 430 people purchased.
(This business has gone on to do over $1.5M in sales)
I wanted to scrap the old way of building and teaching and do something that looked the exact opposite.
I said to myself, if at least a few hundred people join me, I'll turn this into its own thing and dedicate time to it.
I was scared, but ultimately I decided to hit "send."
(12,000 people raised their hand, and I've worked in this for 1.5 years since).
I decided to sign up for coaching, I wanted someone to help save me time, reduce my stress and help me make more powerful decisions.
We met every week for 12 weeks. I was transformed and...
We worked together for about 2 years.
(I found out later, I was one of his first clients).
Most businesses, projects, bands, creations...
They only need a spark.
And that's what we should spend our time looking for.
Placing small bets. Setting up small fire pits, with kindling (and our heart and soul).
I could tell you about countless other projects that didn't have this same trajectory. I had built the kindling. But no spark.
Maybe there was too much wind that day, or the wood I was using was damp, or no one was cold.
But if you find a spark, suddenly there's momentum and you fan the flames and things can happen way faster than you think.
All you need is one person to take a chance on you (to develop something great).
I'm grateful for the people who were that for me.
And I hope to be that person, as often as I can...
For someone else.
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